Let’s celebrate the season and a raft of good news. For the first time ever, the Dow has topped 18,000. The economy has expanded yet again and by an amount that hasn’t been seen since 2003. The price of gas is way down as are interest rates and inflation. While this is not the best of all possible worlds as too many of our fellow citizens have not enjoyed the benefits of the ongoing recovery, we are clearly headed in the right direction.

May this Christmas bring everyone a much-needed respite from ugly partisan politics, a renewed sense that things are getting better and the hope that this improvement becomes all-inclusive so that our “rising tide” truly does lift all boats.

A very merry Christmas and happy new year to one and all,